1989 Clos du Marquis, St-Julien

SKU #951061

According to Robert Parker: "The 1989's complex bouquet of toasty new oak and cassis is followed by a surprisingly rich, deep, well-built wine that resembles the great Leoville Las-Cases. This beauty will support considerable cellaring. If you can neither afford Leoville Las-Cases nor wait for it to lose all its tannins, consider this offering from Clos du Marquis. Anticipated maturity: Now-2005." (02/93)

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 By: Jason Chiu |  Review Date: 8/24/2010 
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The aromas are quite secondary, with a precise, distinctive nose of leather and pencil lead. An earthy mushroom sauce can bring out elegant front palate fruits, say black currant typical of Saint Julien. A bit more concentrated than, but lacks some of the finish present in the 1994.
Drink from 2010 to 2014

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France

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Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Julien

- St. Julien, the smallest of the four famous appellations of the Haut Medoc, is known for highly extracted, finely structured, Cabernet-based reds. It is nestled between Pauillac to the north and Margaux to the south. Like St. Estephe, there are no first growths in this area. Leoville-las-Cases, Leoville Poyferre, Leoville Barton, Ducru Beaucaillou, and Gruard Larose are the second-growths of St. Julien followed by Lagrange which is the only third-growth. Beychevelle, Branaire Ducru, St. Pierre, and Talbot, which are all fourth-growth wines, round out the grand cru classe chateaux. In the last several vintages, wineries from this appellation have been out-performing their traditional rankings making many of the wines from this region some of the best values in red wine today.